Analytical Laboratory Technician

6K Energy · North Andover, Massachusetts
Department 6K Energy
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Experienced
Compensation DOE

Analytical Lab Technician

Company Overview:

6K Inc. is a high-growth, high-tech company focused on the sustainable production of advanced materials.  The company’s two divisions 6K Energy and 6K Additive are focused on the production of sustainable and domestically produced battery materials used in electric vehicles and grid storage as well as additive manufacturing powders made from sustainable sources. The UniMelt® microwave plasma processing system is a disruptive technology that significantly lowers the environmental impact with far less energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions compared to other conventional material manufacturing processes. Our technology is transforming engineered materials into revolutionary products that advance industries across additive manufacturing, renewable energy, aerospace, consumer electronics, and more.

6K was recently recognized by Forbes as Best Startup Employer for 2022.  We are backed by a world-renowned investor group including Koch Strategic Platforms, Energy Impact Partners, Anzu, Volta Energy Technologies, Launch Capital, and Material Impact. 6K has raised more than $350M to date.

We are actively seeking team members who would bring a strong work ethic and personal integrity to our fast-paced dynamic environment and are looking for an opportunity to challenge the boundaries of traditional manufacturing.


We have an immediate opening for an Analytical Laboratory Technician to join our battery materials characterization team.  In this position, you will be working in a high-volume laboratory environment alongside engineers and scientists, conducting a wide range of material characterization tests on lithium-ion battery materials in support of development and scaleup activities.


  • Conduct powder characterization testing such as XRD, BET, SEM, PSD, CS, Tap Density
  • Operate and maintain instrumentation such as periodic calibration, general maintenance or interact with equipment vendors to troubleshoot whenever necessary.
  • Accurately record and report results of analytical tests
  • Maintain a clean and organized lab environment by following all onsite safety and 5S protocols.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry, Materials Science or related field
  • 1-3 years’ experience working in an analytical or wet lab setting (experience using an XRD preferred)
  • Experience with handling hazardous materials
  • Able to work independently and under minimum supervision.
  • Able to multi-task and manage time efficiently.

Equal Opportunity Employer

At 6K we believe that no one should be discriminated against because of their differences, such as age, disability, ethnicity, gender, gender identity and expression, religion, or sexual orientation. Employment decisions are made without regard to age, race, creed, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, disability status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, citizenship status or any other basis as protected by federal, state, or local law. We are also committed to providing veteran employment opportunities.

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  • Location
    North Andover, Massachusetts
  • Department
    6K Energy
  • Employment Type
  • Minimum Experience
  • Compensation